Amazingly Simple Avocado Pesto
A novel take on an old classic
- 1 bunch of basil approx 30g including stalks
- 1 large clove of garlic
- 30 g pine nuts
- 20 g parmesan add more if you like it cheesy
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 medium avocado
- Salt and pepper
Toast your pine nuts in a dry pan until golden brown
Add everything except the avocado into a food processor and whiz until smooth
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Add in the avocado and blitz until smooth - depending on how big your avo is, you may need to add slightly more parmesan, lemon and garlic - but these quantities feel just about right to me!
Dollop onto some steaming pasta, sprinkle on extra parmesan and enjoy!